Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024


The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that the federal government can remove razor wire put up by Texas along the Rio Grande to block migrants. (More)

➤ A House subcommittee has requested the password to over 100 files relating to Jan. 6 that were encrypted and deleted by Democrats on Jan. 1, 2023, just ahead of the GOP becoming the House majority. (More)

Donald Trump’s defamation trial was paused for two days after a juror and one of Trump’s lawyers both fell ill and took COVID tests. Trump may testify when the trial resumes, now set for  Wednesday. (More)

➤ ChatGPT creator OpenAI banned the developer of a “Dean.bot” that imitated Democrat presidential candidate Dean Phillips. It’s the company’s first restriction on using artificial intelligence for a political campaign. (More)

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➤ Free-agent tight end Zach Ertz signed with the Detroit Lions Monday in time for this weekend’s NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. Ertz is a three-time Pro Bowl veteran. (More)

 Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jason Kelce displayed his brotherly love for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce Sunday night by taking off his shirt and screaming support during the Chiefs -Bills playoff game. (See Video).

 Iowa’s Caitlin Clark had a post-game run-in with an Ohio State fan Sunday. Buckeye supporters stormed the court following an upset victory over the No. 2 ranked Hawkeyes, and a fan collided with Clark. (See Video).

Transgender golfer Hailey Davidson, born a man, sparked a backlash after winning the Women’s Classic amateur tour. The tour now says it’ll poll players on the issue and require Davidson to undergo testosterone testing. (More)


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Big Stock Move: Archer-Daniels-Midland stock fell 24% Monday on news the company had suspended its chief financial officer and opened an audit investigation into its nutrition business. (More

➤ Macy’s rejected a $5.8 billion takeover offer from two investment firms, saying the offer didn’t provide a “viable financing plan.” The retailer plans to close five stores and cut its workforce by 3.5%. (More)

Shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd, hampered by attacks in the Red Sea, said Monday that it was introducing shipping via land connections through Saudi Arabia to its ocean shuttle service out of Jeddah. (More)

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Science & Technology

➤ NASA shared a high-resolution image of the Bennu asteroid sample of rocks and dust gathered months ago. It’s taken the agency this long to open the capsule without damaging the sample. (See Photo)

A new color-coded map displays how much time every nation spends on its screens. The most is South Africa, at over 9-1/2 hours a day, and the least is Japan, at less than four hours. The U.S. is at nearly seven hours. (See Map)

➤ Speaking of screen time, Instagram will begin showing teen users a “nighttime nudge” to go to sleep after they spend over 10 minutes on the service late at night. It’s a light nudge: “Consider closing Instagram for the night.” (More)

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The moment you see fire in your kitchen is a bad time to decide how you’ll deal with it. (Video)

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Travel Tuesday

➤ The Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection company published its annual list of safest countries in the world to travel in 2024, topped by Canada, Switzerland, and Norway. (See List)

The Travel Photographer of the Year 2023 awards are out, and a Slovenian photographer’s elegant photos of rolling fields took top prize. (See Photos)

A ranking of U.S. airlines by how much legroom they have in economy seats shows Jet Blue at the top, followed by Southwest Airlines. Frontier and Spirit bring up the rear. (See Chart)

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➤ The first known piece of mail sent using a prepaid stamp could sell for up to $2.5 million at auction next month. The letter, posted to London on May 2, 1840, was paid for with a Penny Black stamp. (See Photos)

➤ The Babycenter published a list of once-popular baby names that are now going extinct. They include Amanda and Diana for girls and Raiden and Jaiden for boys, and last names-turned-first names are out for both genders. (See List)

➤ The mobster who stole Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from the “Wizard of Oz,” now up for sentencing, says he robbed the slippers because he thought the props were encrusted with real rubies. They’re not. (See Photo)

Poll Position

Can you drive a manual transmission car?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Monday’s Results:

Should the U.S. get rid of pennies?

  1. Yes: 36%
  2. No: 64%

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“You win as a team, you lose as a team.” 

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen on the crucial missed field goal by Bills’ kicker Tyler Bass.

TriviaToday’s Trivia

Which condiment was originally sold as a medicine? 

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